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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Dec 30, 2011 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sugar Magnolia Is The Song That Made Me A Deadhead!

I discovered this band by accident, loooong after Jerry died (maybe 2006)

I don't know if it was on Pandora, or somewhere else, but I heard Friend of the Devil (AB), and was confused.

All I knew about the GD were dirty hippies and songs that went on for three hours :D

I ended up listening to, I think, Skeletons from the Closet (had 10 tracks, the last being a live version of Lovelight).

Listened to that for a while, and knew nothing of the archive.

Then, of course, I find out about the archive later, and decide to check it out.

I didn't know a damn thing about eras, so, I think the first thing I listened to was something from 87.

That was almost the end of my love for the Dead :D

I put the music on the shelf for a while, and, months later, searched youtube for GD.

Then I stumbled across He's Gone from Tivoli...

then it was back on :D

I think what really grabbed my attention was the bass. I'd never heard bass used like that in a rock song (granted, most of my rock experience up to that point was punk-oriented stuff).

Then, somehow, I stumbled across the audience recording of 8-6-71.

And I've been falling down the rabbit hole since then :D

The end.

PS-First official purchase was Europe '72